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In­creases in en­ergy ex­pen­di­ture for sin­gle par­ent house­holds in WA is up 39 per cent in real terms over 10 years, and 10 per cent over the past two years.

Around a quar­ter of sin­gle par­ents com­mit at least 10.2 per cent of their in­come to­wards en­ergy costs, and one in 10 spend at least 15.1 per cent.

To­tal en­ergy con­sump­tion in WA has al­most dou­bled in the past 25 years.

One in four suit­able WA dwellings have roof-top so­lar, how­ever only 7.4 per cent of suit­able dwellings in the low­est so­cio-eco­nomic ar­eas have so­lar PV in­stal­la­tions.

Elec­tric­ity prices in Perth al­most dou­bled be­tween 2008 and 2014.

On a per capita ba­sis, WA's en­ergy con­sump­tion is 1.8 times the na­tional av­er­age.

WA's fixed sup­ply charge tar­iff nearly dou­bled in July 2017, from 48.60c to 94.91c per day, up 95 per cent on 2016's sup­ply tar­iff.

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